Word of the Day: Quiz 3 + 4
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A visible mass of condensed or frozen water vapor floating in the air, typically high above the ground
Types of Clouds
Stratus - low and grey overcast; cumulus - puffy white or grey clouds that cause light and heavy rain; cirrus - high, wispy clouds made of ice crystals
The cycle of processes by which water circulates between the Earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground when the air becomes saturated
A process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil
The draining away of water from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc.
Mass movement of air caused by a difference in atmospheric pressure
An area in which the air pressure is above average - Wind always flows away from this area - Weather is generally stable
An area in which the air pressure is below average - Wind always flows towards this area - Weather is unstable/stormy
Areas with similar temperature and humidity where air masses form
Large, thick bodies of air named for their source region and temperature
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